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TDEC Announces Over $6 Million in Grants to Promote Recycling

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 08:36am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today $6,041,629 in grants to support community recycling efforts in a statewide effort to reduce landfill waste.

“TDEC is committed to increasing the diversion and beneficial use of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or contaminating our waters,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “These grants will help local communities meet the ever-growing challenge of finding ways to reuse materials that would otherwise be discarded to benefit our economy and protect our environment.”

Awarded projects fall into one of five categories: Recycling Hub and Spoke, Recycling Equipment, Recycling Rebate, Used Oil and Convenience Centers. Specific grant information is detailed below:

GRANTEE

COUNTY

GRANT AMOUNT*

DESCRIPTION

Anderson County

Anderson

$24,920

Paving replacement at Green Valley Convenience Center

City of Norris

Anderson

$34,050

Used oil transport trailer; oil collection tank; antifreeze collection tank; canopy; pad; used oil heater; oil pump; oil filter crusher

Blount County

Blount

$59,450

Education and outreach materials; used oil transport trailer; oil collection tank; oil storage tank; pad; oil filter crusher; used oil heater; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

Campbell County

Campbell

$124,968

Horizontal baler; conveyor

$25,000

Truck scales

Campbell County Highway Department

Campbell

$38,450

Used oil transport trailer; used oil storage tanks; used oil filter crusher; used oil heater; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

Cannon County

Cannon

$19,550

Education and outreach materials; general contractor; oil collection tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; oil pump; old tank removal; antifreeze storage tank

Cannon County

Cannon

$100,000

For Alexander Drive Convenience Center: compactor; receiver boxes, front load/roll-off containers; paving, fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water; engineering fees

Cannon County

Cannon

$25,000

Truck scales

Carroll County

Carroll

$32,351

Recycling truck

Cheatham County

Cheatham

$9,500

Used oil heater

$25,000

Truck scales

Chester County

Chester

$1,160,565

Disc screen; facility expansion; magnetic cross belt; recycling compactor truck

Claiborne County

Claiborne

$48,000

For Springdale Convenience Center: fencing; electric/water

Clay County

Clay

$28,050

Education and outreach materials; general contractor; oil collection tank; oil storage tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; oil pump; oil tank removal

City of Tullahoma

Coffee/Franklin

$13,826

18-gallon recycling carts; roll-off containers; kennels for cardboard collection

$14,050

Education and outreach materials; used oil collection tanks; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; oil pump

Crockett County

Crockett

$38,238

For Alamo Convenience Center: paving; fencing. For Maury City Convenience Center: paving; gate; culvert

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Davidson

$124,841

96-gallon curbside recycling carts

$50,000

Recycling resource educational program materials

Isaiah 58, Inc.

Davidson

$30,000

Horizontal balers; skid steer loaders

Turnip Green Creative Reuse

Davidson

$25,000

Information booths; expansion of free recycling and outreach programs

Urban Green Lab

Davidson

$30,000

Corporate recycling curriculum; recycling signage; annual report production

DeKalb County

DeKalb

$88,750

Education and outreach materials; used oil transport trailer; used oil collection tanks; canopies; pads; oil pump; oil filter crushers; old tank removals

Fentress County

Fentress

$18,200

General contractor; oil collection tanks; canopies; pads

Franklin County

Franklin

$21,600

Forklift

Gibson County

Gibson

$29,500

Used oil transport trailer; used oil collection tank; used oil storage tank; used oil heater

Appertain Corp.

Giles

$23,450

Truck scales; concrete foundation laying

Giles County

Giles

$47,618

Roll-off containers

$79,800

Recycling compactor; recycling truck

$29,050

Education and outreach materials; convenience center; oil collection tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

$80,434

For new Convenience Center at Highway 31 North: compactors; receiver boxes; front load/roll-off containers; monitoring equipment; land; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water; sign; professional fees; infrastructure development

$4,760

Recycling campaign materials

Grainger County

Grainger

$22,350

Used oil transport trailer; used oil heater; oil pump

Greene County

Greene

$50,000

Recycling truck

$9,100

Oil collection tank; antifreeze collection tank; canopy; pad

City of Chattanooga

Hamilton

$32,211

Marketing; Orange Grove personnel; 96-gallon curbside carts

$28,916

Recycling campaign materials

City of East Ridge

Hamilton

$3,878

96-gallon curbside recycling carts

Hamilton County

Hamilton

$29,165

Repair vehicles, equipment and grounds; upgrade building; recycling booth; signage; compactor

Hancock County

Hancock

$21,600

Site establishment for a collection center; oil collection tank; canopy; pad

$68,564

For Alanthus Hill Convenience Center: receiver box; front load/roll-off container; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; sign. For Kyle’s Ford Convenience Center: receiver box; front load/roll-off container; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; sign

Hardeman County

Hardeman

$43,529

Forklift

Henderson County

Henderson

$53,450

Education and outreach materials; general contractor; used oil collection tank; used oil storage tanks; canopy; pad; used oil heater; oil pump; old tank removals

Henry County

Henry

$47,950

Recycling collection containers; forklift

$28,000

Education and outreach materials; transport trailer; antifreeze collection tank; spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan

Jackson County

Jackson

$15,000

Antifreeze collection tanks

Town of Dandridge

Jefferson

$12,100

Used oil heater; used oil filter crusher

Jefferson County

Jefferson

$21,600

Used oil collection tank; used oil storage tank; canopy; pad; used oil heater

$33,450

For Rockvale and Jefferson County Convenience Centers: paving; grading

Knox County

 

Knox

 

$49,403

Compactors; roll-off containers; open-top containers; recycling trailers; grapple bucket; tarp system

$6,600

Canopy; pad; antifreeze collection tank

$100,000

For Carter Convenience Center: compactors; receiver boxes; front load/roll-off containers; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water; sign; professional fees; infrastructure development

City of Knoxville

Knox

$33,798

Downtown trash and recycling corrals; cardboard containers; outreach materials; recycling truck

$22,500

Recycling campaign materials

Macon County

 

Macon

$61,050

Used oil transport trailer; education and outreach materials; general contractor; convenience center; oil collection tank; oil storage tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; heater; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

$100,000

For new Convenience Center at Russell Drive: engineering; compactor; receiver boxes; roll-off containers; recycling collection trailer; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water

$25,000

Truck scales

Marshall County

Marshall

$778,029

Forklift with bale clamp; skid steer loader; articulating boom lift; eddy current system with conveyors; optical sorter

$36,000

Education and outreach materials; transport trailer; oil filter crushers; heater

$119,553

For Columbia Road and Chappell Hill Convenience Centers: compactors; receiver boxes; paving

$2,800

Software package

City of Etowah

McMinn

$9,500

Used oil heater

Montgomery County

Montgomery

$40,000

Recycling truck

$89,100

For Bo Peep, Quail Hollow and Dover Convenience Centers: paving

Morgan County

Morgan

$42,350

Oil collection tanks; antifreeze collection tank; oil pumps; old tank removals

Obion County

Obion

$20,999

Paper shredder system; maintenance plan

Overton County

Overton

$8,590

Recycling campaign materials

Perry County

Perry

$181,096

For Cedar Creek and Pineview Convenience Centers: compactor; recycling trailer; monitoring equipment; paving; fencing; attendant shelters; electric/water; sign; operation and educational manuals; professional fees

Putnam County

 

Putnam

 

$44,191

Recycling collection trailer; roll-off containers; skid steer loader

$49,050

Education and outreach materials; convenience center; spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan; oil collection tank; oil storage tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; used oil heater; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

$29,725

Recycling campaign materials

Tennessee Technological University

Putnam

$35,922

Recycling campaign materials

Town of Oliver Springs

Roane

$22,050

Used oil collection tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; used oil heater; oil pump; antifreeze storage tank

Roane County

Roane

$13,200

Education and outreach materials; used oil collection tank; canopy; pad; oil filter crusher; antifreeze storage tank

Robertson County

Robertson

$99,600

For new Convenience Center at West County Farm Road: compactors; receiver boxes; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water; sign; professional fees; infrastructure development

Rutherford County

 

Rutherford

 

$141,200

Oil pumps; oil filter crushers; used oil collection tanks; used oil storage tanks; antifreeze collection tanks; canopies; pads; heaters

$56,226

Electronics recycling; consultant fees

$100,000

For Rockvale Convenience Center: compactors; receiver boxes; front load/roll-off containers; recycling trailers; paving; fencing; attendant shelter; electric/water; sign; education manuals; professional fees; infrastructure development

$7,040

Software package; metering/monitoring equipment

Scott County

Scott

$12,850

Used oil transport trailer; oil pump

$5,850

Pallet scales

Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.

 

Sevier

 

$49,545

Recycling campaign materials

$25,000

Truck scales; excavation; concrete cutting; tile and piping

$16,347

Skid steer loader

$91,567

50-yard containers; 16-yard container; skid steer loader

Bartlett

Shelby

$10,685

Recycling bins

Town of Collierville

Shelby

$8,913

96-gallon curbside recycling carts

City of Germantown

Shelby

$7,158

Amnesty Day promotional materials; electronics recycling

$19,304

Recycling campaign materials

City of Memphis

Shelby

$143,722

96-gallon curbside recycling carts; outreach materials

$27,250

Materials for the Dare 2 Recycling campaign

Refurban Memphis, LLC

Shelby

$15,948

Truck scales

Smith County

Smith

$4,500

Education and outreach materials; used oil collection tank; old tank removal

Sullivan County

Sullivan

$5,000

Antifreeze collection tanks

$700

Scales pallet

City of Gallatin

Sumner

$12,500

Vertical baler; maintenance plan

Resource Authority

Sumner

$2,500

Antifreeze tank

Union County Solid Waste Authority

Union

$9,600

Canopies

Washington County

Washington

$36,350

Oil storage tanks; antifreeze collection tanks

Wayne County

 

Wayne

 

$41,974

Hoppers for recyclables; forklift

$46,950

Education and outreach materials; general contractor; convenience center; oil collection tank; spill pans; oil storage tank; canopy; pad; heater; pump; old tank removal; antifreeze storage tank

$25,000

Truck scales

*Each grant amount represents an individual project award.

Recycling Equipment Grants were authorized by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 and are supported by the Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund, which is administered by TDEC. The fund receives revenues from a state surcharge on each ton of solid waste disposed in landfills and from a fee on new tires sold in the state. Used Oil Grants are authorized under the Used Oil Collection Act of 1993 and are funded by the Used Oil Collection Fund, which receives its revenues from a fee collected against every quart of oil sold.

For more information about TDEC’s Materials Management program, visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/sw-mm-materials-management-program.html.